Originally Posted by Bridgertrot
Thanks everyone for the help. I managed to get 13 extra credit points at least which will be helpful.
One last thing I'm wondering. One of the questions is "In the gene pool for the original small herd, what alleles were present at:
A) the E (black/red) locus?
B) the C (color dilution) locus?
C) the To (paint) locus?
I -thought- I had it right but she took some points off and circled "alleles" in the question.
I put that there were 8 with ee (sorrel) on A. 2 CCcr (palomino) and 6 CC (no cream) on B. And that there were 2 TO? And 6 toto for C.
Is that not right? I thought those were alleles...unless she wanted me to actually write out color names...I only wrote "ee" and such but it seems like she would have known anyway.
"Original herd has one palomino paint stallion, one sorrel stallion, four sorrel mares, one palomino mare, and one sorrel paint mare."
Just going to say first that your notation of cream confuses me (I use 'n' for absence of one allele...so one dose of cream would be nCr).
Palomino Tobiano (stallion) = ee nCr TT/nT
Sorrel (stallion) = ee
Sorrel (mares x4) = ee
Palomino (mare) = ee nCr
Sorrel Tobiano (mare) = ee TT/nT
A) the E (black/red) locus? ee
(all horses, 8)
B) the C (color dilution) locus? nCr
C) the To (paint) locus? TT or nT
You are correct. Your teacher has an obviously limited understanding of this subject. She shouldn't even include something like this if she has no idea what she's talking about, IMHO.